Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network - Join us Monday, March 2nd 6:00 pm

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Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community - Supporting our local veterans

Call to Action:  Join us for our Kick-Off Event, When:  Mon March 2nd 6:00-8:30 pm at the National Guard Armory

What is a Yellow RibbonCommunity?

A Yellow Ribbon Community unites key areas within a community to create a comprehensivenetwork that connects and coordinates agencies, organizations, resources and employers for the purpose of creating access toresources that meet the needs at the local level of Service Members, Veterans and Military Families across the state ofMinnesota.

Why Become a Yellow Ribbon Community?

By developing a Yellow Ribbon Steering Committee and partnering with local military leaders a commitment is made totaking action. Communities unite to honor, support and embrace those affected by past and present military service. Theoutward showing of support enables synchronization of local resources and strengthens the partnership with service providersand military entities. The community’s effort transcends the military to any group in need and builds a stronger, morecompassionate community.

Call to Action:  Join us at the Yellow Ribbon Kickoff

Who:Keycommunityinfluencers,allcommunity,localMilitaryleadership andKeySupportPartnersand Director of Military Outreach(DMO).

What:  Yellow Ribbon Kick Off Meeting (Monday March 2nd, 6:00-8:30pm National Guard Armory

o   Introduce Yellow Ribbon Network Program

o   History and definition of a Yellow Ribbon Community/County

o   Create awareness of the needs of service members, veterans and military families in localarea

o   Overview of Yellow Ribbon Recognition Programprocess

o   Synchronize and connect current community supportactivities

o   Brainstorm: Gap areas, identify anchor events, ideas for furthersupport

Objective: Create awareness for the needs of the service member, veterans and military families and influence the community to developa sustainable action plan that supports the target group. Complete formation of Yellow Ribbon Steering Committee from all Key Areas.Educate Steering Committee on Action Plan creationprocess.